May the month of

Everyone knows that May is the month to welcome May flowers.  Did you know that May is also the month of: Better hearing and speech, foot health, gifts from the garden, lyme disease awareness, motorcycle safety, national allergy awareness, and national physical fitness and sports. There are a lot more, however, my favorites are: Family Wellness; Get Caught Reading; Go Fetch! Food Drive for Homeless Animals; National Barbeque; National Military Appreciation; National Share A Story; National Smile; Young Achievers of Tomorrow; and Teen Self Esteem Month.

May should keep you very busy. Your family can be together reading and/or taking a walk, collecting food and treats for community animal shelters, and thank someone in the military for their service. Share a story with a younger person while eating some tasty barbeque and give some encouragement to a teen to boost their self esteem. And everyday in the month of May, DO NOT forget to SMILE!

Have a great month!

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Earth Day – April 22, 2015

Havelock: VOLUNTEER FOR EARTH DAY!!

VOLUNTEER FOR EARTH DAY!!Date: April 21st, 2015
Time: Beautify from 11:00AM-1:00PM
Lunch: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Crystal Coast Earth Day Festival
Fort Macon State Park
04/25/2015 to 04/25/2015 Call 252-728-2250
In honor of Earth Day, each April Carteret County government agencies, non-profit organizations, and for-profit businesses come together to celebrate Earth Day. Learn about the importance of a healthy environment. Sponsors display products and facilitate programs that focus on creating and sustaining a clean and healthy planet. Hands-on, engaging activities for youth and adults, alike! Music, live animals, and fun activities. The North Carolina Maritime Museum and North Carolina Marine Mammal Stranding Network will both be present at the event.

Location: Coastal Education and Visitor Center, located at Fort Macon State Park.

Time: 10 am – 2 pm

Party for the Planet
NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
04/19/2015 to 04/25/2015 Call 252-247-4003
The annual week-long Earth Day celebration, Party for the Planet, shows how to make the world a better place with easy-to-take actions that help keep our water clean. Enjoy displays and activities at your own pace, free with admission or membership.
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REMINDER – Author’s Luncheon

Do not let this event pass you by! Saturday, May 2nd is our Annual Author’s Luncheon! Get your tickets ($20.00) at the Havelock Library.

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ANNUAL AUTHOR LUNCHEON

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ANNUAL AUTHOR LUNCHEON

MAY 2, 2015 AT 11:30am

CHERRY POINT METHODIST CHURCH

AUTHORS INCLUDE:

Bill Simpson

Evelyn Heckhaus

Jean Foss

Daniel Ray Norris

Alfred Fowler

Jan Parys

Steve Peters

Wilber Brower

Michael Nichols

Sibohn Fitzpatrick

Friends of the Havelock-Craven County Public Library invite you to meet and dine with local authors at their Annual Author Luncheon.  Cost is $20 which is tax deductible.  For tickets and/or more information contact Havelock Public Library @ 252-447-7509.

 

 

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My Library account

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REMINDER… Last Let’s Talk About It Meeting

Let's Talk 2The last Let’s Talk About It meeting will be this Thursday, April 16th, 2015 at 6:00PM.  We will be discussing the book, “Letters of a Women Homesteader”.  Our discussions are very lively and most informative.  Don’t miss it!

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APRIL -the month of…

In doing research for this post, I attempted to find out what the month of April was known for celebrating! I really got a surprise.  April is the month of “National Stress Awareness”, “National Child Abuse Prevention”, “National Autism Awareness”, “National Health Observances”, “Community Service Month”, “Celebrate Diversity Month”, “American Cancer Society Month”, “Pets are Wonderful Month”, and “National Soft Pretzel Month”.  I have probably missed a few also.  This should keep you busy for the whole month.  You can check out a book to learn more about stress and how it affects your health. Learn about different types of cancer, educate yourself on Autism and then how to help in your community. Enjoy everyone and make some soft pretzels from a recipe online.  Don’t forget to give your pet a hug every day! Just enjoy April!

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Let’s Talk About It!

Reminder:

Let’s Talk About It Meeting, Thursday, April 9th, 2015 at 6:00 PM we will be reviewing the book about Beryl Markham,” West with the Wind”.  Look forward to seeing you there.  It is sure to be an exciting evening.  Hope you enjoyed the book as much as I did.

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Forgiveness Week

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Spring is here, hopefully!

With the changing of the season, their are also changes at the Havelock Public Library.  From the North Carolina Humanities Council, we are enjoying “Let’s Talk About It”.  This year’s theme is “The Journey Inward: Women’s Autobiographies”.  So far we have read One Writer’s Beginnings by Eudor Welty, Letter of a Women Homesteader by Elinor Pruitt Stewart, Dust Tracks on a Road by Zora Neale Hurston, and An American Childhood by Annie Dillard.  Our last book will be given out this week, West with the Night by Beryl Markha.  We have enjoyed our discussions with the scholars, Sue Park and Lynn Sals. It is very interesting and informing to hear about the authors and what was going on in the world during the time they were writing these books.

We also have an Authors’ Luncheon coming up on May 2, 2015.  Please stop in the library to obtain tickets for this special luncheon.  We are also in the planning stage for our Summer Reading Program.  We continue to sell Bojangle coupon books for $5.00 which have no expiration date.  As always we have the Kniting/Crocheting group on Monday afternoons, the Preschool Story Hour on Thursday mornings at 10:30am and our own Techie Group on Friday Afternoons at 1PM.

We continue to update our DVD collection regularly and for our patrons they can be rented for a $1.00 for the week.

The Havelock Public Library is a busy place.  Stop in to see us!

 

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